Food for Thought

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Nutrition plays an important role in cancer at all stages – prevention or risk reduction, treatment, and post-treatment. The time to start eating well is now and Food for Thought was created to give individuals a simplified look for incorporating healthy practices and dietary therapies into their daily routine.


Classes will be led by and moderated by Believe Big’s patient advocate and owner of Fit2Order, Stacy Fritz. Register today and start now to learn the foundational basics of nutrition to optimize and enhance your overall health and wellbeing. This class is for everyone – patients, caregivers, and those wanting to learn more about nutrition. View the replays at the bottom of this page.



Stacy Fritz – Believe Big Advocate
Principal Owner – FIT2order, LLC

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Jen Nolan – BS, MS, ONC
Owner & Lead Oncology Nutrition Consultant

Jen offers oncology nutrition consults and nutrition genome analysis to the clients of Remission Nutrition.


Paula Weinberg, JD, CNS, LDN, ONC
Integrative Oncology Nutritionist
Founder & Principal Owner – Healthspan Nutrition

Paula specializes in oncology nutrition, and is committed to empowering those affected by cancer with the most current evidence-based dietary and lifestyle changes.


Karen Shrum – NTM, ONC
​Nutrition Therapist, certified Oncology Nutrition Consultant

Karen’s nutrition journey began early on. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, she moved to Colorado and began taking nutrition classes. As the youngest in a family of eight Karen became a good observer, and after watching family members battle cancer, hypothyroidism, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, she set out determined to find a better way.

Past Believe Big Nutrition Classes

Why Does Food Matter 

Why do we care so much about what we eat? Why does it even matter? There’s a lot of discussion about what to eat and what not to eat- this often points us in opposite directions. There are so many popular “diets” and each one promises a slew of health benefits. In this class, participants learn why food DOES matter and how to sift through the nutrition information you receive.
Three Day Food Journal 
Print and track E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G you consume for three days. *You can use your journal information as a learning tool.

Food Quality
Whole Foods .vs. Processed Foods
Organic Vs Conventional/GMO

Quality begins with WHOLE FOODS. Because the information contained in our food will dictate the messages being delivered to our cells, quality is of utmost importance.

The GOOD the BAD and the UGLY

Book: The Blood Sugar Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman
Great subscription sources for quality meat and poultry:
Butcher Box (US)
Colorado Grass Fed Beef: (Colorado)
Niku Farms (Ontario)

The GOOD the BAD and the UGLY Part 2

  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  • Sugar Nation by Jeff O’Connell Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
  • The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
  • Dr. Mark Hyman’s Doctor’s Farmacy – episodes February 2 & 4th
  • The Worst & Best Foods for Your Blood Sugar with Dr. Casey Means
  • The Truth about Sugar Addiction & How it Affects Your Health


  • Cancer Fighting Kitchen by Rebecca Katz
  • Healing Spices by Aggarwal & Yost
  • Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson
  • Cancer Free with Food by Liana Werner-Gray
  • Foods that Fight Cancer by Beliveau & Gingras


Paula’s Recommendations:
Stacy’s “Clean Margarita”
1. 1 packet of LMNT Citrus Salt (I used 1/2 a packet)  –
2. Selter Water (We used Bubly brand, lime inspired)
3. Squeeze of lime (organic)
*Don’t forget to use a beautiful glass????


What is Metabolic Terrain?

Questions from the Webinar:
1. Is water fasting recommended?
Water fasting can be very impactful but needs to be monitored by a well-trained professional.
2. Is Dairy Good or Bad for You?
Check out the 2nd Food 4 Thought Webinar #2 replay link on the Believe Big website called “Food Quality, Whole Foods .vs. Processed Foods, Organic Vs Conventional/GMO
3. How can I get in touch with an oncology nutritionist?
Go to for more information OR contact them via email at Email:
Jen Nolan’s recommendations


Good review – Ketogenic diet in the treatment of cancer – Where do we stand?
Another review – Ketogenic Diet in Cancer Prevention and Therapy: Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Opportunities.


To Juice or Not to Juice

    • Use minimally
    • Must be organic and all greens (no fruit)
    • Celery juice for lowing oxidative stress
    • Juiced fresh using a  high-quality cold-pressed juicer without heat
    • Farmers juice green (keto) is the best for store-bought.
    • Add fat like 1-3 teaspoons of MCT oil to help absorb nutrients
    • Consume with meal to help balance(not just a carbohydrate)
    • Walk/exercise close to consuming

Jen Nolan’s Zippy Juice 

 2 stalks celery (including leaves), organic
 1 nub of ginger, organic
 A handful of parsley, organic
 1/2 of lemon (including rind), organic + seeds removed
 Filtered water (start with 1/2 cup)
 Optional: Add 1-3 tsps of MCT oil if not having it as part of a meal
Blend in a high-efficiency blender (We use the Vitamix). Shop deals here >
  • Typically more frozen with a lot of fruit
  • Typically raw ingredients
  • Typically higher calorie, higher fat, more ketogenic and more of a meal replacement
  • Not as frozen or raw so good for someone who is going through cancer treatment
  • Add Dr. Cowan’s greens powders to this and a protein powder such as Nutiva Hemp, a VERY high-quality egg white protein powder if appropriate or Pure Paleo plain flavored from Designs for Health. Amy Myers also sells a plain bone broth protein powder that is good
Jen’s Go-to Shake
1/2 avocado
1/4 cup frozen berries
Nuts/seeds or nut butter *Depends on client needs
1 tsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp MCT 8 oil
1 tbsp freshly ground flax
Protein powder
1 tsp Dr. Cowans powder
Coconut or nut milk
Optional: A little monk fruit sweetener helps with palatability
*If thick you can pour into a bowl or jar and eat it with a spoon.
**Jen likes to “decorate” with a few berries, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, etc for a crunch.
Remission Nutrition will be sending out a newsletter later today, October 13th, we encourage you to sign up. They will be offering a fall discount of 10% off their services and a great discount from Dr. Cowan’s garden AND a yummy salmon salad recipe
Other Resources that Jen and Stacy shared:
1. Dr. Cowen’s Garden (Dried Vegetable Powders)
2. Pure Paleo > (unflavored, Designs for Health)
3. Farmer’s Juice
*The above resources were discussed during the F4T Session, no product(s) were endorsed or recommended.


Nourishing Broth by Sally Fallon
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon (and Mary Enig)
Podcast Episode
Best quality salt
  • Redmond
  • Celtic
  • Himalayan
Magic Mineral Broth Recipe (no meat)



  • How to test stomach acid:
    • Mix 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with 6 ounces of water and drink.
    • Set a timerfor 5 minutes.
    • You should belch within 5 minutes.

    *If you do not, there is a chance your stomach acid is too low to properly break down food for nutrient absorption in your intestines.

    Super foods for digestion:

    • Prebiotic foods – leeks, asparagus, onions, garlic, ginger, Jerusalem artichokes
    • Probiotic foods – sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir and kimchi

    Recipe 1 – Liver Love Soup

    –       2 medium avocados
    –       2 cups of filtered water
    –       2 cups of organic chicken bone broth
    –       3 Tbsp of lemon juice (1 med lemon)
    –       ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
    –       1 garlic clove, minced
    –       1 tsp ground cumin
    –       1 tsp dried basil
    –       1 tsp dried thyme
    –       1 tsp dried mint
    –       2 tbsp. fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried parsley
    –       Salt and pepper to taste
    –       Heat bone broth, add all ingredients to blender, mix and enjoy.

    Recipe 2 – Golden Turmeric Latte – Download



What to do?
  • Reduce Toxin Exposure
  1. Control your bubble and eliminate/reduce xenoestrogens/endocrine disrupters, parabéns, BPA, water chemicals, cleaning products, cooking products, pesticides, and yes alcohol.
  2. Unjunk January…or June
  • Support your own detoxification system
  • Toxins stored in fat cells
  • 3-phase process – Fat soluble to water soluble to excretion
  • Phases 1 and 2 happen in the liver
  • EX Methylation and requirement of folate and B12
  • Excretion via breath, sweat, urine and feces
  • Love Your Liver Nutrition
    • Start the day with lemon water. Remember to drink out of a glass container as lemon can promote plastic to leach chemicals into the water.
    • Teas. Green Tea – Catechins enhance liver function. During the day or evening, enjoy dandelion and ginger teas which support your liver detoxification process. Dandelion contains flavonoids and terpenoids – These compounds benefit liver function
    • Avocado – Helps produce glutathione – master antioxidant
    • Garlic – Allicin aids in cleansing (see attached recipe)
    • Walnuts – Good source of amino acid arginine, helping the liver detoxify ammonia
    • Organic. Always consume organic produce to lessen chemical and pesticide exposure
    • Consume cilantro, parsley, onions and ginger which support the liver’s ability to detoxify. Think chimichurri and pesto sauces.